Mr. Herman L. Frick, active in Senior Club, Distinguished Veteran; passed away peacefully on April 16, 2013 after an extended illness; he was 97.
Mr. Frick was active in the Franklin Township Seniors Club and is remembered fondly for his piano playing, which provided entertainment to members at meetings and events. He loved to play the piano, and was quite good at it.
He served in General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s honor guard in World War II and was a Captain in the 82nd Airborne Division. He also served as a Parachute Infantry Unit commander, making combat jumps in Holland, England, France, Germany and Belgium.
Decorations included an American Campaign
medal, a World War II Victory medal and a European/ African medal with four bronze service stars, among others.
Mr. Frick is predeceased by his wife, Ruth and son Curtis; he is survived by his son Ford, of North Brunswick, New Jersey, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Mr. Ford Frick has gifted the remains of his much loved dad to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Anatomical Association to assist in training future medical professionals to provide a better quality of life to the elderly.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
[The Courier News, Bridgewater, NJ, Wednesday, April 17,
2013. Page A8]
Leave for Army
ELKO. March 12 --- The last
group of selectees to leave Elko was composed of the following: Leslie
Drake, Herman L., Frick, [of] Carlin [NV]; Oscar C. Roberson, Robert Moore,
Joseph Gialy, Charles A. Trescarets, Stanley B. Menderson, Manuel Aramburu,
James R. Evans, [of] Elko [NV]; Miller S. Vaughan, [of] Arthur [NV] and Alvo
J. Price, [of] Eureka county [NV].
[Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, NV, Thursday,
March 12, 1942]
Three days before this article appeared,
Herman L. Frick enlisted at Fort Douglas, UT.
Herman was selected for OCS and after
commissioning 2nd Lt Frick was attached to Hq Hq, 508th PIR on 14 May 1943.
Reassigned to Hq 1st for three weeks as a
communications officer, Lt Frick was transferred to Co E.
On 8 March 1944 after arriving in England,
he was sent on detached duty to a four-day course in a radar school.
Herman was promoted to 1st Lt on 6 May
His military decorations include the
Bronze service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne